BIOO 2116 UNESCO Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights

BIOO 2116 UNESCO Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights
BIOO 2116 UNESCO Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights
Codice
BIOO 2116
Anno Accademico
2017-2018
Semestre
Primo semestre
Facoltà
Bioetica
Livello
Licenza
Cred (ECTS)
1
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Materiali Online
CRN
1079
Aula
n.d.
Data di inizio corso
n.d.
Data di fine corso
n.d.
Orario
Days: Thursday (11:15-13:00), Friday (10:30-13:00), and Saturday (11:15-13:00), during Intensive Week (20-25 November 2017)
Lingua
English
Syllabus

Descrizione

This course intends to introduce the students to the UNESCO Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights as one of the most significant instruments of the International Human Rights Law specifically in relation with the field of bioethics. Approved by acclamation in 2005, 193 of the UN system declared 15 universal ethical principles to be considered in medicine, life science and associated technologies. This Declaration has important ethical, legal, political and social implications that would be recalled and described during this monographic course. In addition, the course will offer students the possibility of using tools and developing skills to apply the UNESCO Declaration, to analyze its principles and to evaluate them in comparison with personalist bioethics and Social Teaching of the Church.


Metodologia


Classes will consist in lectures, including question and answer sessions. This participative methodology will stimulate reflection and critical interaction among the students taking into consideration preliminary knowledge they will acquire during classes and their own insights from readings and case analysis. Every student should conclude this course by becoming familiar and properly handling the content of the UNESCO Declaration and its importance in bioethical evaluation and ethical decision making, in the light of human rights and responsibilities, as well as getting basic skills on its application in their countries of origin, according to their own legal system

Modalità di Verifica

1) Elaboration of an essay. Topic: focused on one of the 15 principles of the UNESCO Declaration. Pages of the paper: 5-7 (simple space, Arial 12). More specific guidelines will be delivered during the course.
2) Oral Final Exam

Distribuzione

1 ECTS (1 ECTS = 25 hours of student work)
a) Hours of class: 7
b) Readings and preparation of homework: 6
c) Personal study (including preparation for the exam): 12

Learning Outcomes (LO)


a) Knowledge: At the end of the course, students should…
• Remember previous learned terms and concepts of International Human Rights Law
• Understand the meaning and importance of Global Bioethics
• Understand the scope, aims and content of the UNESCO Declaration

b) Skills:

• Apply universal principles of the Declaration to specific bioethical dilemmas
• Make use of the universal principles of the UNESCO Declaration to national and local dilemmas
• Present and defend opinions by evaluating bioethical issues in the light of human rights
• Analyze and evaluate Global Bioethics in comparison with personalist bioethics and Social Teaching of the Church.


Programma

1. Bioethics and Human Rights
2. UNESCO and Global Bioethics
3. Scope and Aims of the UNESCO Declaration in Bioethics and Human Rights
4. 15 International and Universal Principles
5. Protecting individual interests
6. Safegarding Cultural and Religious Diversity. Comunities, social issues and the environment matters
7. Interpretation and application of the UNESCO Declaration

Calendario


7 hours.
Days: Thursday (11:15-13:00), Friday (10:30-13:00), and Saturday (11:15-13:00), during Intensive Week (20-25 November 2017)


Ricevimento

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 12:15 to 13:00. In Ateneo: [email protected]

Bibliografia


• Required
TEN HAVE, Henk A.M.J. - S. JEAN, Michele (Eds.), The UNESCO Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights: Background, Principles and Application, UNESCO Publisher, Paris, 2009
UNESCO, Bioethics Core Curriculum, UNESCO Sector Social and Human Sciences, Paris, 2008: Section 2: Study Materials: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002109/210933e.pdf
• Complementary
BAGHERI, Alireza., MORENO, Jonathan D., SEMPLICI, Stefano (Eds.), Global Bioethics: The Impact of the UNESCO International Bioethics Committee, Springer, Dordrecht, 2016
TEN HAVE, Henk A.M.J., Global Bioethics. An introduction, Routledge, New York, 2016
TEN HAVE, Henk A.M.J., GORDIJN, Bert (Eds.), Handbook of Global Bioethics, Springer, Dordrecht, 2014

Docenti del corso

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